Mining and quarrying delegation put forth issues facing them

Srinagar: A public delegation led by Mohammad Ashraf Mir, former Minister, called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday.
The members of the delegation apprised the Lt Governor about the issues concerning the people engaged in mining and quarrying works and sought his intervention in resolving the same in a time bound manner.
The Lt Governor observed that the Administration is making head-ways in addressing the mining issues in compliance with the Court and NGT directions.
In compliance with these directions, the Government has e-auctioned 119 mineral blocks, besides directions have already been passed for granting immediate short term mining permits at local levels involving Local Self Government to ensure that people do not suffer due to paucity of minor minerals, he added.
The Lt Governor further assured the members of the delegation that the genuine issues projected by them would be resolved at the earliest. He also urged the former Minister to continue his sustained endeavours for promoting public welfare.

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